Discussion Question

Discussion Question
Since disasters can’t be disasters unless humans are involved, it’s important to spend some time focusing on how humans behave relative to disasters. As you get through the lectures and readings, you’ll find that many of the old stereotypes about human behavior in disasters have been found by sociologists to be unsupported upon critical examination. What can emergency public health planners incorporate from what sociologists have shown to be typical human behavior in disasters, in order to enhance the affected population’s post-disaster health outcome? Given what you have learned to date, do you think we do a good job of utilizing research findings when designing governmental and non-governmental disaster response and recovery programs? Why or why not? Provide some examples, if possible.
NOTE:
1. USE ONLY ONE RELIABLE REFERENCE AND YOU MUST UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR REFERENCE. TRY NOT TO USE REFERENCE FROM BOOKS.
2. PROVIDE REFERENCE OR SOURCE FOR ANY FACT OR INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL WRITE. (CONSIDER THAT THE READER WANTS TO KNOW WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION).

Actions Regarding the Environment and Its Preservation and Berry’s View on single-Issue Movements

)Actions Regarding the Environment and Its Preservation and Berry’s View on single-Issue Movements
 Essay 3: Toulmin Model Argument about the Environment
 Instructions
 In Module/Week 8, you will write a 1200-word (4–5-page) essay using the Toulmin Model argument in response to one of the following prompts:
 What specific action(s) should Christians take regarding the environment and its preservation or restoration?
 Is Berry correct in his view that single-issue movements (such as soil conservation or clean water) inevitably fail (p. 331)? You will need to give some specific, documented examples of success or failure.
 As you have done before, be sure to follow the Writing Processes guidelines: gather all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, and organize your ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline for your essay. Format the thesis statement and the outline in a single Word document using current MLA, APA, or Turabian style (whichever corresponds to your degree program). Draft your essay and submit your thesis, outline, and draft by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7 for instructor feedback.
 For this assignment, be sure to:
 Follow the appropriate formatting style for your degree program (MLA, APA, or Turabian).
 Use at least 5 external sources (including relevant readings in your textbook and/or any other sources you might find).
 Use a combination of quotes, summaries, and paraphrases.
 Use signal phrases and proper in-text citations.
 Include a References/Works Cited page, which lists all sources you used, including any images. Note: Any images you might use in your essay to support your argument must not take up more than 1/3 of a page (with 1″ margins), and they will not count in the total page count for the assignment.
 Conduct your own research. Some website resources are listed in the Reading and Study folder; however, they are just a start.
 Use the Grading Rubric, Thesis, Outline, and Draft suggestions from your instructor, and Proofreading Checklist (provided below) to revise your essay.
 Include your thesis statement and outline on a separate page at the end of the document.
 Type your degree program and which style of writing you are using (MLA, APA, or Turabian) on the Title Page and in the “Submission Title” field of the SafeAssign link in the module so that your instructor can grade your essay accordingly.?
 Be sure to cite fully all quotations, summaries, paraphrases, and images. If you fail to give credit for outside material, it will be regarded as plagiarism and will result in a “0” on your essay and possibly course failure.
 Please Note: This assignment must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8 and must include a title page, essay itself, a works cited/references page of any primary or secondary texts cited in the essay, followed by the thesis/outline page.
 Proofreading Checklist
 Part 1:
 Read through your paper and check the appropriate boxes on the chart below. If any area of your paper needs revision, make sure you correct it before submitting your final essay. One of the best ways to proofread your writing is to read it backward to forward, sentence-by-sentence. This helps you to see words and ideas you may have missed. Another very successful tool for proofreading is to read your work out loud to someone else. Students often think that handing their paper to someone and asking them to read it is the same thing, but it isn’t. Instead, ask them to listen while you read your own words. You will immediately hear what you missed or want to improve in your writing.
 Part 2:
 When you are satisfied with the quality of your essay, post it to Blackboard via the SafeAssign link for grading. Do not forget to write your degree program and whether you are using MLA, APA, or Turabian on the Title Page and in the “Submission Title” field when submitting your paper.
53)Topic: Developing an Implementation Plan
  Consider the population in which the solution is intended, the staff that will participate, and the key contributors that must provide approval and/or support for your project to be implemented. These stakeholders are considered your audience.
 Develop an implementation plan using the “Topic 3 Checklist” resource that I will upload. The elements that should be included in your plan are listed below:
 1. Method of obtaining necessary approval(s) and securing support from your organization’s leadership and fellow staff.
 2. Description of current problem, issue, or deficit requiring a change. Hint: If you are proposing a change in current policy, process, or procedure(s) when delivering patient care, describe first the current policy, process, or procedure as a baseline for comparison.
 3. Detailed explanation of proposed solution (new policy, process, procedure, or education to address the problem/deficit).
 4. Rationale for selecting proposed solution.
 5. Evidence from your Review of Literature in Topic 2 (I will upload) to support your proposed solution and reason for change.
 6. Description of implementation logistics (When and how will the change be integrated into the current organizational structure, culture, and workflow? Who will be responsible for initiating the change, educating staff, and overseeing the implementation process?)
 7. Resources required for implementation: staff; educational materials (pamphlets, handouts, posters, and PowerPoint presen

smoking ban in public places

 smoking ban in public places
  argumentative paper on why smoking in public places needs to exist, 2 sources need to be cited

 

critical review of the impact of repeated single-metal and multi-metal pollution events on soil quality

critical review of the impact of repeated single-metal and multi-metal pollution events on soil quality
  this component requires to critically review a scientific journal articles.when critically reviewing the article highlight, where possible, the key components of risk assessment present in the paper: i.e. Hazaed identification , exposure, dose response, risk quantification and risk management.
 the critical assessment should include statements regarding quality and appropriateness of method, results and conclusion.
 the article link :  reference:
 Burges A, Epelde L, Garbisu C. (2015) Impact of repeated single-metal and multi-metal pollution events on soil quality. Chemosphere, 120, 8–15.

An analytic paper on the sociology of food.

 An analytic paper on the sociology of food.
  The main focus of the paper is going to compare the United State’s economic system and other countries’ economic system as to why Americans cannot make a comfortable living working in the fast food industry, but people in other countries, like Australia, can. The paper must have a thesis (it must make an argument). The paper must be theoretically grounded, methodologically sound, and reflective of Mill’s “sociological imagination” and Schwalbe’s “sociological mindfulness.” Use ASA format, standard 1-inch margins on all four sides, and a standard 12-point, Times New Roman font. Must have 12 scholarly sources, at least 6 of which must be articles from peer-reviewed academic journals. Paper must be 13 pages (not including the title and reference pages).

Lesson 8 Environmental Autobiography

 Lesson 8 Environmental Autobiography
  Overview
 In this assignment, you will be using information from the readings, DVDs, and your past assignments (specifically, your short paragraphs on of your own personal values and views toward nature and natural landscapes developed in each lesson) to develop your own “Environmental Autobiography.”
 Objectives
 This assignment helps you achieve the following lesson objective:
 To identify images of important landscapes (e.g., parks, playgrounds, etc.) in one’s past.
 To further develop your own values toward nature/landscapes.
 To write an “Environmental Autobiography”.
Questions
 This lesson requires you to prepare an “Environmental Autobiography.”
 All of us carry the images and values of childhood landscapes; those environments we encountered, smelled, listened to, explored, and valued during our younger years. The images of these environments affect us in numerous and sometimes subtle ways. Understanding one’s own environmental history provides insight to one’s current environmental values and ideal landscapes. The memorable landscapes of childhood and youth may directly shape adult values by influencing one’s interpretation of current environments.
 Identify one or two outdoor environments from your childhood and youth (between birth and 17 years of age) that are important to your own value system and/or are associated with fond memories. Integrating ideas from at least two different class readings, write an essay depicting important and valued meanings you associate with environments of your past. Briefly identify the environment in both objective (e.g., Where is it? What did you do there?) and subjective (e.g., How did you feel in it?) terms. The major portion of the essay should be an explanation of your personal environmental meanings that applies conceptual material from class.
 Submission Requirements
 In this assignment, you are required to develop an “Environmental Autobiography” which allows you the opportunity to express your own personal views and values toward nature and natural landscapes.
 The paper should include a cover page. If citations are used, they should be given to all references used throughout the text (APA format). Quotations taken from other sources should be clearly designated with the use of quotation marks. All papers should be double spaced, 12 point font (Calibri, Arial, Garamond or Times New Roman) with 1 inch margins. The text of the paper should be at least 5 pages and no more than 7 pages in length excluding the cover page and reference page.
 This assignment is worth 100 points.

 

Globalization

Globalization
Using the readings up till now, the readings for Class 09, and the short video below to answer the following questions:

Current Concepts (60 pts)
•How did Haier’s competitive position in China help it to expand internationally relatively early?
–Low-cost leader or differentiator (1st Mover, 2nd Mover, Niche) (5 pts)
–Intra-Firm Value Chain & Strengths/Weaknesses (10 pts)
–Global vs adaptive products (5 pts)
–Late Mover Advantages for Haier (10 pts)
•Make the case that Haier can be a pure exporter of white goods from China to the US?
–Inter-Firm Value Chain & Value Creation (10 pts)
–ADDING Value Scorecards (20 pts)
Clarity & Language/ compare Haier with late mover and Wedgwood cases (20 pts each)
2 pages full

COMBATING FOOD DESERTS, HOMELESSNESS, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS

 COMBATING FOOD DESERTS, HOMELESSNESS, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS
1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION……………….……………………………………………………………….
Inroduction……………….……………………………………………………………………………………..
Purpose of the Cost-Benefit Analysis (purpose of your study)…………………………………….
Background of the Problems
Problems to be Solved
System Overview (Describe Organics of Chicago)………………….………………………………..
Acronyms and Abbreviations (Definitions)……………..……………………………………………..
2.0 ALTERNATIVES (Lit review)…………………..………………………………………………………..
Current System (What is: Lit Review)…………………..…………………………………………….
Proposed System (What could be: Sustainability/Organics of Chicago)………………….……
[Alternative System Name]…………………….………………………………………………………….
3.0 MANAGEMENT SUMMARY…………………..…………………………………………………………
Assumptions and Constraints (limitations/delimitationss)..……………………………………….
Methodology……………….……………………………………………………………………………………
Evaluation Criteria………………….…………………………………………………………………………
4.0 COSTS…………………….……………………………………………………………………………………..
Development Costs…………………….……………………………………………………………………..
Development Costs…………………….……………………………………………………………………..
Operational Costs…………………….………………………………………………………………………..
Development Costs…………………….……………………………………………………………………..
Operational Costs…………………….………………………………………………………………………..
Capital Investment Costs…………………….…………………………………………………………………………….
Other Non-Recurring Costs…………………….…………………………………………………………………………

Econ

Econ
This paper is worth up to 15 percent of your final score for the class. Evaluate the economics of installing PV solar panels using your family’s electricity profile. Please use a 10 percent discount rate. Please assume a 25 year time horizon and that your family installs solar panels to produce enough electricity to meet 100 percent of its average electricity demand. For simplicity, assume that the real price of electricity does not change over the next 25 years.
In your analysis, please use the solar power calculator at the following URL: https://www.solar- estimate.org/?page=rightforme (please copy this URL)
A valid U.S. or Canadian Zip code is needed to use this calculator. Students without a valid U.S. or Canadian Zip code should use CUA’s Zip code which is 20064 and also assume a monthly electricity bill of $200 per month.
The paper must be typed and clearly written. It should include a table of your data inputs (including your Zip code) such that a reader could replicate your analysis. It should also have a table that clearly reports your results.
Data items needed from the solar calculator: Installed Gross Cost of a PV System Average Annual Utility Savings
Greenhouse Gas (CO2) Saved over 25 years
Data item needed from your family: Average monthly electricity bill
So as to focus on fundamentals, please ignore all subsidies and tax credits.
Issues that your paper should address
a) What is “payback period” for this investment? Explain.
b) What is the Net Present Value (NPV) of this investment assuming a 10 percent discount rate? Please show all your work. What does the value of the NPV suggest? What does the value of the NPV suggest about the concept of the payback period?
c) What is the internal rate of return (IRR) on this investment? Please calculate this using EXCEL (see https://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/irr-function-HP010342631.aspx ) What does the value of the IRR suggest? For information about IRR, please see the following URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_rate_of_return
d) Professor Paul Krugman, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics and the author of your textbook, has noted that, “ If the downward trend continues — and if anything it seems to be accelerating — we’re just a few years from the point at which electricity from solar panels becomes cheaper than electricity generated by burning coal. “ (https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/opinion/krugman-here- comes-solar-energy.html?_r=0 ) Does your analysis support this view?
e) What is the cost per metric ton of carbon of using PV solar to reduce carbon emissions? In answering this question, use the reduction in CO2 emissions for your family by the website.
Please use the following formula to calculate the cost per metric ton:
Cost per metric ton = (-1)*NPV ÷ (reduction in CO2 over 25 years in metric tons)
What does this number suggest given that there are numerous ways to reduce carbon emissions at less than $50 per ton?
f) What does your analysis suggest about the subsidies paid out by the government to purchasers of solar panels?
-use the zip code and the families monthly electricity expense is 350 dollars.
General outline for questions A-F
a) Calculation and explanations
b) Net present value and explanation
c)Calculations and explanations
d) analysis supported by A,B,C
e) calculation and analysis of calculations
f) analysis of A,B,C,D,E,F
the key is analyzing everything
relate answers from A,B,C TO D,E,F

Lebanon and the climate change regime

Lebanon and the climate change regime
Short answers to several questions Answers should be well supported and coherent, using plenty of examples where possible. Just make sure you use credible sources (e.g. UNFCCC, UNDP, World Resources Institute, 350.org, World Bank, official country websites and data sources, academic sources, reputable websites, etc.). No plagiarism Use footnotes for in text references Put references at the end (APA style) Word document and NOT PDF formatless